A Primer on Lymphedema

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Prentice Hall, 2002 - Medical - 165 pages
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Ideal for both novice and experienced clinicians alike, this enticing, readable, visually informative resource is the first North American text on lymphedema for a wide variety of health professionals. Exceptionally comprehensive and well-illustrated, it helps readers not only develop in-depth knowledge of the essential roles of the lymphatic system and the management of the symptoms of the abnormal lymphatic system, but sharpen clinical decision-making skills, prepare for effective in-service presentations, provider relations meetings, communications with referral sources, intervention plans, clinical specialization, improve documentation skills, and increase their understanding of current issues such as reimbursement and the disablement model of patient/client management. Features 5 case studies from clinics around the country (with color photographs of actual patients and descriptions treatment interventions) and the most extensive reference list available imprint on the subject of Lymphedema. Anatomy and Physiology of the Lymphatic System with Clinical Implications. Lymphedema. Patient/Client Management. Five part Intervention for Lymphedema. Other intervention options. Basic Oncology. Reimbursement Essentials. Setting Up a Specialty Practice in Lymphedema Management. Resources for Health Professionals and Their Patients.

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Contents

PART UNDERSTANDING LYMPHEDEMA
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INTERVENTION OPTIONS
63
MANAGEMENT ISSUES
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